[sane-devel] Canon Pixma MP237 (MP230 series) - XSane not detecting scanner

Rolf Bensch rolf at bensch-online.de
Tue May 12 19:13:38 UTC 2015

Hi Michael,

For your scanner you need to install libsane >= 1.0.24 *or* MP230 series
scangearmp from Canon.

To upgrade libsane, you can add my ppa (in a terminal):
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rolfbensch/sane-git

Hope this helps.


Am 12.05.2015 um 03:25 schrieb Michael:
> RE: Linux distros Xubuntu 14.04.x and Mint 17.1
>       Canon Pixma MP237
>       X Sane 0.998
>       Simple Scan 3.12.1
> I just purchased this unit.  The problem is that XSane will not
> find/detect the scanner ("no devices available").
> I have XSane v0.998 installed.  I can utilize the scanner using Gimp. 
> I have manually installed the printer and
> scanner drivers and installed "libtiff4".   I cannot utilize the
> install CD that came with the unit as it is for Windows
> and Mac.  This unit is connected via USB.
> Gimp has an option available to run/launch the scanner when clicked
> on  ...  (File > Create > Scangear MP...)   .
> When I run "lsusb" in the Terminal I get a response that indicates the
> Canon "unit" is plugged in and available.
> When I try to run XSane I get the "no devices available" response.
> Note:  I get this same response/error notice when using "Simple Scan"
> also.
> I can print and copy ... no problem (so far).
> I need to know how to get the scanner detected by XSane and Simple Scan.
> Please assist and advise me if there is anything more needed.
> r,
> Michael Turner

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